Wednesday, 29 May 2013

The May Bank Holiday Weekend

The May bank holidays are very often hit or miss with the weather and I was so relieved to see the sun shining brightly over the recent weekend.  The bloke spent four days in Brussels and so the littles and I spent lots of time with their Grandma, Grandpa, Aunty and Uncle.  I always think of bank holidays as being about family time and this one was no exception.

grandson, grandma, beach cuddles


We are incredibly lucky to live so close to the beach and after a quick pop to the shops and lunch in the garden we headed down to the seaside for sandcastles, shell sorting and sunbathing.  My parents have jumped straight into their role as grandparents and seem in their element playing with the boys.  They have so much time and love to give them, I just love to watch them together. With Dylan's ever improving vocabulary, he is so much fun and he absolutely adores his 'Manma' and 'Bumpa'.  Archie is still small but has enough cuddles for everyone.


beach view, minnis bay

baby laughing, grandson and grandma, debenhams baby clothes
You're so funny Grandma!

Archie had special smiles for the special people in his life and the sea air definitely did him good as we had the best night's sleep after our day outdoors.  Dylan also managed a glorious lie in on Tuesday morning which was much appreciated by all!



toddler on beach, debenhams toddler clothes

Debenhams childrenswear

debenhams kidswear, Archie, baby beach


After a busy afternoon building sandcastles, collecting shells which were then washed and sorted, exploring, chatting, playing, snoozing, sunbathing, walking and laughing, we sat outside our beach hut for a good old fish and chips tea.  I took home two very exhausted boys and I can't say I had much more energy myself.  A beautiful bank holiday spent with some very beautiful people.



The boys were sent some clothes from Debenham's Childrenswear which they are wearing, Archie was in a gorgeous romper and Dylan in some lovely sail boat shorts.  I love the nautical theme and they were the perfect outfits for our beach day.

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  1. Lovely photos Bex, that photo of Archie in the romper is really sweet. x

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    1. Thanks, he did look adorable in it!

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  2. What a wonderful adventure. I love the names that children give their grandparents; Kitty always used to call my Mum, "Aggee", and we never worked out why!

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    1. My mum and Dad love it so much too x

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  3. Looks like a lovely day! Our little man had his first feel of the sand this weekend too! Looks like we might have walked past you!! :)

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    1. aww, shame we missed you! Hope that Jacob is enjoying the beach x

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  4. We did just the same this weekend, when you have the beach so close it is lovely to be able to take advantage of a sunny weekend. Perfect with helpful grandparents too. Thanks for linking up to Country Kids.

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    1. You have to make the most of the weather as it doesn't always last long here does it!?!

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  5. Im so jealous of how close to the beach you live. It looks like you had a wonderful time

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    1. We did, and I really do take it for granted being so clos sometimes. I think it will be priceless over the summer with Dylan being at this age too

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  6. Oh it's so nice to be by the seaside with the sunshine and fresh air. Great that you got to spend such a lovely time with your family. My wee man loves spending time with his Nonni and getting spoilt and I love getting a bit of me time. Lovely photos.

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    1. yep, I am definitely guilty of relaxing and leaving the children with their grandparents but we are all happy that way ;)

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